Welsh Submitted Names
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Means "from the mouth of the river" in Welsh.
Welsh name, in which the second element is gwen
meaning "white, fair, blessed". It was borne by a Cornish saint, considered to be "the Cornish Saint Dwynwen
" as a patron of sweethearts. The village of Advent near Camelford is named after her.
From the Irish aedh
"fire". This name was borne by a king of Ireland.
Derived from Welsh ael
meaning "(eye)brow" and haearn
"iron". This was the name of a 7th-century saint.
Means "fair-browed", from Welsh ael
"brow" and gwen
"white; fair, attractive".
AFANmWelsh, Medieval Welsh
The name of a river in South Wales, usually Anglicized as Avon
or Avan, presumably derived from Celtic *abon
- "river" (making it a cognate of Afon
). It was also borne by a 6th-century Welsh saint.
Welsh word meaning 'lily' or 'melody'
Derived from Welsh alaw
meaning "melody, harmony" (see Alaw
). This was the name of an early bard, said to be one of the three founders of druidism.
A Welsh name meaning from the river Alwen.
AMLODDmWelsh (Rare), Welsh Mythology
Variant of Amlawdd
, derived from the Welsh intensifying prefix an
- and llawdd
"praise". In Welsh myth he is the father of Eigyr (Igraine) and therefore the grandfather of King Arthur... [more]
Means "white eyelid", derived from Welsh amrant
"eyelid" and gwen
"white, fair, blessed". It is also the Welsh name for the medicinal herb known as German chamomile in English. This is a modern Welsh name.
Feminine form of Aneirin
, also considered a combination of Welsh an
(an intensive prefix; compare Angharad
) and eira
"snow" (see Eira
), with the intended meaning of "much snow" or "very snowy"... [more]
Welsh form of Agnes
. It was borne by the 12th-century daughter of Gruffydd ap Cynan and Angharad.
From an ancient name for the region of North West Gwynedd, derived from Welsh ar
"opposite" and Môn
"Anglesey". This has been used as a given name since the late 19th century.
Derived from the Welsh element arian
"silver" combined with gwen
"white, fair, blessed". This was the name of an early saint.
Form Welsh 'Au-' - "honorable", and '-on' - suffix meaning "to end" or "noble sacrifice". 'Aur' - can also mean "golden".... [more]
Welsh word meaning wind, breeze. Although it's a feminine noun, it's also sometimes been used as a male name, possibly because of its similarity to Arwel.... [more]
Means "muse (poetic inspiration)" in Welsh. It was coined in the 19th century.
BENDITHf & mWelsh
Means "blessing" in Welsh (from Latin benedictum
; see Benedict
). Perhaps it is taken from the Welsh euphemistic name for fairies Bendith y Mamau
"blessing of the mothers".
From the Welsh surname that's an anglicization of the Welsh Ap Owain
meaning "son of OWAIN
From the old Welsh name Brochfael
, in which the second element is mael
"prince". This was the name of a legendary Welsh king who gave land to Saint Melangell
Old Welsh name derived from brych
"speckled, freckled" combined with a diminutive suffix. Brychan Brycheiniog is a Welsh folk hero who gave his name to Brecon in mid-Wales. He was reputedly an Irishman by birth and is said to have fathered 36 saints... [more]
Combination with the element bryn
, meaning "hill."
Derived from Welsh budd
"profit, advantage". It is a cognate of Boudicca
, the name of a 1st-century queen of the Iceni (a Celtic people) who is known as Buddug in Welsh, and is sometimes considered a Welsh equivalent of Victoria
CAIANf & mWelsh
St. Caian, and in my opinion this quote strengthens the idea that Caian is a form of Caius: "Caian gives his name to the hamlet of Tregaian in which the church is situated: the Welsh word tref (shortened here to tre) means "settlement", and "‑gaian" is a modified form of the saint's name – i.e. "Caian's settlement"... [more]
Means "beautiful, fair" in Welsh. This was the name of a 5th-century saint.
Welsh, meaning "start of the month or year, a beginning." In Wales, Calan Gauaf
or Calan Gaeaf
is the name given to Halloween/Samhain, literally meaning "the eve of the coming of winter."
Welsh term of enderment similar to love, sweetheart, beloved
Derived from the Welsh element cain
"lovely, beautiful" combined with a suffix which perhaps means "sweet".
Feminine form of Celyn
. Means "beautiful holly" or "blessed holly", from Welsh celyn
"holly" and gwen
"white, fair, blessed".
Derived from the welsh 'caru' meaning love and the welsh 'cariad' meaning love/darling.
Cornish version of the Welsh "Collen" for hazel tree. Name of a 7th Century Welsh saint.
Meaning unknown. This name was born by a 7th-century Welsh saint.... [more]
CREIRWYfWelsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "token of the egg", and in effect "mundane egg", from Welsh creir
"a token, jewel, sacred object" and wy
"egg". In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she was a daughter of Ceridwen
Possibly derived from Celtic *kob(o)
- "victory". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who founded Caergybi (the Welsh name for Holyhead).
Welsh name of uncertain origin, perhaps from an Old Celtic element meaning "high, exalted" combined with Welsh or Old Celtic delw
From the Welsh tarren
meaning "burnt land."
Means "white leaves" from Welsh dail
"leaves" (singulative deilen
) combined with gwen
"white, fair, blessed".
Short form of Dafydd or David, now sometimes used as a full name
From Welsh derw
meaning "oak" and wyn
meaning "fair, white, blessed."
Means "starling" in Welsh, presumably derived from the element drud
"precious, dear, expensive" combined with gwen
"fair, white, blessed". It was coined in the "latter 20th century".
DWYNWENfWelsh, Welsh Mythology
Possibly from the name of the Celtic god of love, Dwyn
combined with the Welsh element gwyn
"blessed, white, fair"; or derived from Welsh dwyn
"to lead (a life)", in which case it means "to a lead a blessed life"... [more]
Possibly derived from Welsh diddanwch
Is apparently the Welsh form of Damon
, or else is from an Old Welsh name meaning "Tribe Ruler". Information for this name is scarce.
Welsh form of Dubricius
, derived from Celtic *dubro
"dark, unclean" (source of Welsh dŵr
"water") and *r
- "king". This was the name of a 5th-century Welsh saint... [more]
Variant of the name Edrin
, a Gaelic
name coming from the root Aed
, so it is related to the Irish
. There is a Welsh
saint called Edren, and the name was not uncommon in Wales and Scotland.
Probably a variant of Eigr
. This is borne by the Welsh writer Eigra Lewis Roberts (1939-).
EINIRm & fWelsh
From the Latin Honora, meaning honor.
Elaborated form of the Welsh name "Eirian." Means "bright, beautiful."
From Welsh eirian
"shining, bright" and gwen
"holy, white, pure".
Old Welsh name, the second element likely deriving from Welsh dur
"steel" but the first element being of uncertain meaning. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Elidur was the name of a king of Britain... [more]
ELIDYRmWelsh, Welsh Mythology
Variant of Elidir
). This form appears in the legend of 'Culhwch and Olwen' belonging to one of Arthur's knights: Elidyr Gyvarwydd.
A Briton sent by King St. Lucius to Pope St. Eleutherius to ask for missionaries in 2nd century.
Welsh female name taken from Ynys Enlli (English name = Bardsey Island) which is a small island off the Llŷn Peninsula in North West Wales. Enlli means 'in the currents'.... [more]
ERYLf & mWelsh
From Welsh eryl
meaning "watcher" or "lookout" (originally "hunt"), derived from ar
, an intensifying prefix, and hyl
"a hunt". In regular use since the 1920s, though infrequently... [more]
Means "golden ring", derived from the Welsh elements aur
"gold" and dolen
"ring". It is sometimes interpreted as the Welsh form of Goldilocks
("golden ringlets, curls").
Means "golden and beautiful, of golden brightness", from Welsh aur
"gold" (penult form eur
) and cain
EVANNAfWelsh, Irish, Scottish, English
Feminine form of EVAN
. Alternatively, it could be derived from an Irish word meaning "young warrior" or a Scottish word meaning "right handed; strong."
Apparently from Welsh fel
"as, like" and Mai
"(month of) May" (or mai
(now obsolete, older Welsh mei
) "plain, field, meadow"), hence "May-like".
Gaer is derived from the Welsh word 'caer' meaning 'castle, fortress.'
Welsh word for jewel. In use, very rarely, as a female name since the 1920s.
Means "greenness, verdure; youthfulness" in Welsh.
GRISIALm & fWelsh
Welsh word meaning crystal. Very rare, but in use since the late 19th century.
The bardic name of the 20th-century Welsh scholar, critic and poet David James Jones (1899-1968), in whose case it meant "fair wood" from Welsh gwen
"white, fair, blessed" and allt
"wood, small forest"... [more]
Variant of Gwyneira
; from the Welsh elements gwen
"white, blessed" combined with eira
This name is the Welsh form of VENUS
, referring to the Roman goddess of Love and Beauty.... [more]
, formed of the Welsh elements gwen
"white, fair, blessed" and nant
Diminutive of Gwenllian
and other names beginning with Gwen
, used independently since the 19th century. It coincides with the medieval Welsh name for the planet Venus (literally "little white one" or "little bright one")... [more]
Old Welsh diminutive of Gwen
. This was the name of an obscure early Welsh saint. It was mentioned in J. K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' series of books as the name of a witch, Gwenog Jones.
Means "lily of the valley" in Welsh. In local folklore this was the name of King Arthur's sister; Maen Gwenonwy, a large rock off Porth Cadlan in Gwynedd, Wales, is named for her.
Means "joy" in Welsh. It has been used in Wales since the mid-19th century.... [more]
After the name of a river in Carmarthenshire.
GWIONmWelsh Mythology, Welsh
Possibly related to the Welsh element gwyn
meaning "fair, blessed". This was the original name of Taliesin
, a legendary bard, before he was cast into the "cauldron of knowledge", after which he became Taliesin, bard and seer.
Name of a Celtic Christian saint, apparently from Gwynn
- (first part of compound names beginning with Welsh gwyn
"white, fair, holy", e.g. Gwynoro
) + diminutive suffix -o
Derived from the Welsh element gwyn
"white, fair, blessed" combined with gawr
"shout" or gorŵydd
"steed" or gwared
"deliverance, relief". This was the name of an early Welsh saint... [more]
Modern Welsh form of Habren
, the original Old Welsh name of the River Severn
, which is of unknown meaning (see Sabrina
From Welsh haf
"summer" (cf. Haf
) combined with gwen
"white, fair, blessed".
This name is derived from Welsh elements haul
meaning "sun" and gwyn
meaning "white, fair, blessed."
HEDDm & fWelsh
The name Hedd means "peace" in Welsh. It is a name commonly associated with poets, especially the poet Hedd Wyn (born Ellis Humphrey Evans), who is the only post-humous recipient of the Bard's Chair of the National Eisteddfod of Wales after he was killed in action in the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917.
This name generally means, "A moment in time".
Diminutive of Hywel
. A notable bearer of this name was Saint Hywyn (d. 516) who founded Aberdaron in Gwynedd, Wales and was a patron of churches in Western England.
Feminine form of Ifan
, using the suffix wy
meaning "river". This is a modern Welsh name.
IFORmWelsh, Welsh Mythology
Archaic variant of Ivor
, or perhaps a variant of Ifan
. It was borne by the Welsh historical figure Ifor Bach ("Little Ifor") who may have been based on a folk character known as Little John, which supports the latter etymology... [more]
Likely a feminine form of Iorwerth
, formed from the Welsh elements iôr
"lord, ruler" and gwen
"white, fair, blessed".
Comes from the name of a river near Builth Wells.
LAUDATUSmLate Roman, Welsh (Latinized)
Derived from Latin laudatus
meaning "praised, lauded, commended, esteemed", which is ultimately derived from Latin laudo
meaning "to praise, to laud, to commend".... [more]
Means "white lily" or "lily-white", derived from the Welsh elements lili
"lily" and gwen
"white, fair, blessed".
Originally a diminutive of Gwenllian
, now sometimes used independently. The 15th-century Welsh poet Dafydd Nanmor sang poems to a girl called Llio. It was revived in the early 20th century.
LLWYDm & fWelsh
Welsh for 'Gray', often used as a surname but can be used as a first name, although uncommon
LLYWARCHmMedieval Welsh, Welsh
Possibly a Welsh form of the hypothetic old Celtic name *Lugumarcos
meaning "horse of Lugus", derived from the name of the Celtic god Lugus
combined with Welsh march
"horse", but perhaps the first element is Welsh llyw
Probably an elaborated form of the popular name syllable Lyn
, using the suffix fa
(perhaps from names such as Gwynfa
, in which it may be derived from Welsh fa
Formed from the popular name syllable Lyn
, from the name Lynette
, and the Welsh element gwen
meaning "white, fair, blessed". This name has occasionally been used in Wales.
Means "hound prince" from Welsh mael
"prince" and cwn
"hounds, wolves" (plural of ci
). This was the name of a 6th-century king of Gwynedd
(an ancient kingdom of Wales) mentioned in several Welsh legends.
Feminine form of Maelon
, derived from a Celtic word meaning "prince" (see Maël
Derived from the Welsh name for the fifth month.
MAIAfWelsh, Welsh Mythology, Irish
Lengthened version of Mai, used in welsh mythology, means "bright" and "love" also derived from the welsh name for the month of may
Means "born in September", composed of Welsh Medi
"September" (originally "to reap, mow, crop") and geni
"to be born".